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Marouane Fellaini On The Verge Of Serie A Switch to Napoli

FellainiExit 600x367 Marouane Fellaini On The Verge Of Serie A Switch to Napoli

Less than a year after making a £27.5 million switch from Everton to Manchester United, Marouane Fellaini is on the verge of a transfer to Napoli.

News of the Belgian international’s exit from Old Trafford has gathered steam in the past few hours and it is believed a deal between the twenty-time champions of England and the Serie A side could be announced within the next 24-48 hours.

What has yet to be determined is whether the switch will be permanent or a loan deal. But the player has met with representatives from Napoli and is pondering a move to the Italian club.

Napoli manager Rafa Benitez is rumored to be a fan of the midfielder’s skills and believes his physicality would be an asset in Serie A.

Word is that Manchester United would prefer to sell the midfielder, even though any sale will likely be made at a sizable loss.

Fellaini joined United for a reported £27.5 million on a transfer deadline day deal last September. But it is understood that the English club would accept any fee in the region of £15 million and still consider it “good business”.

The Belgian midfielder battled injuries and poor form during his first year at Old Trafford; Fellaini didn’t score for the club while only making sixteen appearances in all competitions.

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4 Responses to Marouane Fellaini On The Verge Of Serie A Switch to Napoli

  1. goatslookshifty says:

    The proverbial square peg in a round hole. He was never a Utd style player. His languid style of play and the lack of emotion he displayed didn’t seem to fit. Losing 50 percent of money in less than a year doesn’t sound like go business to me.

  2. Brian says:

    Napoli will take Fellaini on loan with an option to buy. Unless Napoli are about to sell Inler or Behrami, I don’t see them buying him right now.

  3. Jake says:

    Surprised he’s going for that much. He’s not worth more than 5 million pounds.
    He’s a terrible player and was never good enough for us. It’s a good thing we have money to waste considering the money wasted on guys like him, Bebe, and the skillful but ineffective Berbatov.

  4. rkujay says:

    Thanks again to the ‘chosen one’. I hope he got the originals of whatever photos he bought from the hair. An embezzlement if ever I saw one.
    This purchase is the best example of why Moyes was the wrong man to lead United. A completely wrong match for the style of play.

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